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This publication by Al Ross belonging to the Anatomy of the Ship series from Conway Maritime Press is dedicated to the famous escort carrier Gambier Bay, which was a Casablanca class mid-was carrier serving within the United States Navy Fleet. The book addresses the remarkable service history of the carrier, machinery, hull structure and general arrangement, fire control equipment, radar, catapult, searchlights, armament, boats and camouflage, and, of course, aircraft. The drawings provided in the publication depict general arrangement of the ship, machinery, construction details, lines, fittings, armament, rig, boats, camouflage, battle damage and flight deck arrangements. In general, the publication follows the usual established format, and consists of the historical and descriptive parts, followed by a group of images and many detailed drawings of the USS Gambier Bay. For sure, all readers will gain a significant amount of understanding of the construction and specific features of this class of ships, and this fact makes us consider this book very useful for the naval enthusiasts, ship model makers and all other people willing to know a bit more about the naval ships and wars of the past.